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H.838

Introduced by   Representative LaVoie of Swanton

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; junior operator license; driving requirement; proof

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to repeal the requirement that an applicant for a junior operator license submit a certification of 40 hours of practice driving.

AN ACT RELATING TO DRIVING PREREQUISITES FOR OBTAINING A JUNIOR OPERATOR LICENSE

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 607(a) is amended to read:

(a)  A junior operator’s license may be issued only to persons who:

(1)  are 16 and 17 years of age;

(2)  have passed the driver examination required in subchapter 2 of this chapter and a driver education and training course approved by the commissioner of motor vehicles and the commissioner of education;

(3)  have:

(A)  possessed a learner’s permit for not less than one year;

(B)  submitted on a form provided by the department of motor vehicles which is approved by the commissioner, and certified by the operator’s licensed parent or guardian, licensed or certified driver education instructor or licensed person at least 25 years of age that there has been:

(i)  at least 40 hours practice behind the wheel, at least 10 of which shall be nighttime driving; and that the operator was, while accompanied by their a licensed parent or guardian, licensed or certified driver education instructor, or licensed person at least 25 years of age, riding beside the operator; and

(C)  submitted on a form provided by the department of motor vehicles which is approved by the commissioner and certified by the operator’s licensed parent or guardian, licensed or certified driver education instructor, or licensed person at least 25 years of age that the operator has

(ii)  have maintained a driving record without a learner’s permit suspension, revocation or recall, for six consecutive months prior to licensure.



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